First Drive: 2011 Audi Q7 TDI

2011 Audi Q7 TDI

Base price: $51,775
Price as tested: $58,275

Standard equipment:
3.0-liter TDI V-6
Four-wheel drive
8-speed automatic transmission
Antilock brakes
Four-wheel disc brakes
Stability control
Dual-zone automatic climate control
3rd-row seats
19-inch alloy wheels
Power mirrors, windows, door locks
Tilt and telescoping steering column
Leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel
Rear audible park assist
Sirius satellite radio
Bluetooth
Power liftgate
Heated front seats
Trailer hitch pre-wiring

Options on this vehicle:
Premium Plus package
- Audi MMI navigation plus
- xenon headlamps w/LED daytime running lights and turn signals
- auto-dimming and power-folding exterior mirrors
- Bose surround sound and HD radio
- park assist w/rearview camera
- memory function for driver
- panorama sunroof

Cold weather package
- heated rear seats
- heated steering wheel

Options not on this vehicle:
Prestige package
S line package
Bang & Olufsen sound system
Audi adaptive air suspension
Adaptive cruise control

Fuel economy:
17/25/20 mpg (city/highway/combined)

Engine:
3.0L V-6 turbodiesel
Horsepower: 225 hp @ 3750 rpm
Torque: 406 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm

Drive:
4-wheel

Transmission:
8-speed automatic

Curb weight:
5567 lb

Wheels/tires:
8.5 x 19 in. wheels
265/50R19 Continental 4x4 Contact tires

Competitors:
BMW X5 xDrive35d, Mercedes-Benz GL350 Bluetec 4MATIC, Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

What's new?
8-speed automatic transmission replaces 6-speed

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BigBlock45
I still pine for the Q7 with the V-10 TDI... THAT was an SUV for all seasons! Too bad Audi thought it was too over-the-top. I thought it was just right, especially for open American roads.

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